Discover Asciano and its attractions on a full-day tour and then reach the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey to admire its beauty and find out about its importance!
Begin your day with a walk along Corso Matteotti to discover one of the main monuments of Asciano, known as 'il Paese del Garbo' (the town of politeness). Crossing the medieval Piazza del Grano you will arrive at Palazzo Corboli Museum. Here you'll see works of art by the greatest Sienese artists from the 14th to the 16th century. Admire paintings by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Matteo di Giovanni, Rutilio Manetti and precious wooden sculptures by Giovanni Pisano and Francesco di Valdambrino. You'll also discover a collection of Etruscan finds coming from the various archaeological complexes in the area.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and then reach the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey, a 14th-century complex that has dominated the rugged landscape of the Crete Senesi for seven hundred years. Decorated with frescoes by Sodoma and Signorelli, it represents an example of Renaissance painting in the Sienese land.